UAE’s food import rate has been raised by 21 per cent in the first half of the current year reported by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, mainly due to the comprehensive range of policies that include promoting cooperation with other countries and markets, diversifying sources, and attracting local and foreign agricultural investment. Ministry emphasized that enabling continuity and sustainability of food supply is a key goal of the body, that witnessed significant recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. Country accepted large food consignments into the country, as well as others that were re-exported, as the country is one of the major re-exporting centres, including a diverse range of imports from all countries, most notably India, Brazil, Canada, the US, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Pakistan.

Additionally, ministry has adopted the advanced food safety systems to ensure compliance to its requirements and specifications that will ensure the availability of food and the continuity of supply chains.

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